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How to Create a Killer PowerPoint Presentation: 10 mistakes to Avoid

I look at sales presentations every day, and I can give you at least 10 reasons why a presentation falls flat. And it is not a failure of PowerPoint. Read this article and discover precisely how to create a killer PowerPoint presentation–and close more sales. Continue reading

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Persuasive Presentation: 5 Rules to get it Right

Research tells says that when you present, you have about 45 seconds to convince an audience you are worth listening to. Become the compelling presenter you want to be and close more sales with 5 Rules for getting it right. Continue reading

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In Presentations, Convey your Brand with a Clear Message

A brand is more than a logo. It comprises the personality of the whole company–the attributes, image, values and voice. Your message is your brand promise to the world. You must understand the difference between the two to create powerful presentations that differentiate you from your competitors and win the sale. Continue reading

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10 Key Steps to a Winning Sales Presentation

If you’re in sales, you know your presentation is your most powerful closing tool. Whether you’re speaking at a conference or in a public arena just for fun, you want your presentation to be engaging and memorable. Here are the 10 key steps to a winning presentation. Continue reading

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Improve Your Sales with a Memorable Message

I continue to be stumped by my clients’ misconceptions about message. Indeed, it sometimes boggles the mind. Last week I met with a client for a Presentation Renovation—that’s when I work with presenters to blow up their presentation and reassemble … Continue reading

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Powerful Presentations: The Genius of Plain Language

A presentation is a performance. It’s your opportunity to get out front and dazzle an audience while you play the leading role. And the secret to an outstanding presentation performance is to keep it real. Use the human touch to make human connections–because that’s where you’ll get the big payoff. Continue reading

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Turbocharge your Sales Presentation: 21 Ways to Open with a Grabber and Close with a Win

According to scientific research, an audience gives a presenter between 15 seconds to 2 minutes before deciding whether or not it is worth paying attention to the presentation. This article gives you 21 ways to engage your audience from the very first word. Continue reading

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The Problem with Proposal Writing Centers: 4 Mistakes that Lower your Win Rate

Proposal writing centers may have the greatest writers in the company–but that’s often not enough. Even when they are smart, skilled and seriously productive, professional proposal writers rarely come from sales. Indeed, they may be so busy writing well that they’ve failed to master the art of selling. Discover the mistakes proposal centers make that lower your win rate. Continue reading

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The Quality of Your Presentation Slides Speaks Volumes: 5 Mistakes that Shout “No Sale”

I’ve been working with a new client to build a strong PowerPoint sales presentation launching a new product. When it was done, a group of interested helpers inserted what they thought I’d forgotten. Wrong! Maybe they were well meaning, but they didn’t know squat presentations. Good slides say volumes about your company without you having to say a word. This article tells you how to avoid the 5 mistakes that shout “No Sale.” Continue reading

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The Secret of Winning Sales Presentations – Turning Listeners Into Buyers

This is the crux of it: whether your potential buyers build trucks, sell medical equipment or distill beer, as individuals sitting in your audience, their personal point of view is predictable. That’s a valuable fact–because it means you can target your presentation perfectly and trigger a buying response. This article tells you how. Continue reading

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